Wednesday, June 22, 2011

ArcPy's PictureElement Object

The PictureElement object provides access to properties that enable its reposition on the page layout as well as changing the images source.  Like previous posts, to get a reference to the PictureElement using the ListLayoutElements() which produces a list of page layout element objects.

Example: Changing the Datasource of a Picture Element

import arcpy
mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(r"C:\temp\Project.mxd")
for elm in arcpy.mapping.ListLayoutElements(mxd, "PICTURE_ELEMENT"):
   if == "Logo":
      elm.sourceImage = r"C:\temp\NewLogo.bmp"
del mxd